Roommates, we are praying for the families impacted by the wildfires striking California this week. Lebron James and his family are among the evacuees, and he shares his experience in a series of Tweets.“Man these LA fires aren’t no joke. Had to emergency evacuate my house and I’ve been driving around with my family trying to get rooms. No luck so far!” he says.According to the Associated Press, the James family is only a small portion of people forced to evacuate, as early 200,000 people have been reportedly forced to leave their homes. More than 2.4 million people have lost electricity, and Gov. Gavin Newsome declared a state of emergency, as winds reached more than 102mph.“We are deploying every resource available,” he said. He declared a statewide emergency not only for the fires in the north, but also a fire in Los Angeles County that has damaged structures and injured three firefighters.The fires have unfortunately broken out in various areas around California, and are having various effects on each area. The Kincade fire north of San Francisco has continued to spread, injuring two firefighters, one of whom was airlifted to a hospital with serious burns.The fires have swept through various historical landmarks, including the Soda Rock Winery. The historic winery site dating back to 1880 was burned to the ground by the Kincade fie. In Contra Costa County, a new fire that was sparked on Sunday afternoon destroyed the Lafayette Tennis club during a tournament.In Solano County, several small fires broke out, causing cadets from. the campus of California State University Maritime Academy in Vallejo to evacuate. Only a handful of cadets stayed behind to portent the training ship Golden Bear on fire duty.The cadets had recently completed major wildfire training at the school.“We grabbed our houses and we hooked up to the fire,” said Cadet Adrian Goldfarb. “Our goal was just to somewhat contain the fire until the fire department arrived.”As of now, the fires are still raging, and we are praying for all of those impacted! As for Lebron James and his family, he says they have found a safe place to stay for the time being.
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